May 01, 2017 2 Comments

Just in time for Mother's Day, I have a great gift idea that is easy to make and fun to put together. I'm obsessed with plants of any kind right now, and I love working with succulents. They are so easy to grow, inexpensive, and low maintenance. 

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Here are the basic steps to create a terrarium. You could add more layers if you'd like, but I decided to keep it simple. Everything is available at Michael's or your local craft store except the succulents (unless you want to use artificial ones).

Here's what you need:

:: A glass container

:: assorted small rocks

:: sand

:: potting soil

:: moss

:: pieces of bark mulch (we have bark mulch on the floor of our greenhouse, so that's what I used)

:: succulents (I used three mini ones from my local greenhouse)

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Step one: Put rocks into the bottom of the container.

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Step two: pour sand over rocks

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Step three: pour potting soil over sand

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Step four: place succulents inside container, pushing them down inside the soil. Then arrange moss around the succulents and place some bark mulch on top of the moss.

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And that's it! Place the succulents in a sunny spot and water about once a week. They can withstand neglect (my favorite kind of plant) and don't need a lot of watering. I love adding real plants to a space, and this is a creative way to do it.

Not sure what to get your mom for Mother's Day? This is a unique gift that she will love!

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2 Responses

Linda Pulizzi
Linda Pulizzi

May 12, 2017

Loved your Terrarium gift idea! A great gift for any reason!

Laureta
Laureta

May 05, 2017

Thanks Amy for the succulent recipe. I will be doing this as I love succulents. You have a very blessed summer. Rita

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